Claymobile for All Bache Martin Kindergarteners! by Jennifer Zwilling, Bache Martin Elementary School verified non-profit

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Launched Jan 08, 2017
Ends Feb 16, 2017
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Category: Art/Photography
Class Size: 76

Help us fund The Claymobile program at Bache Martin. The Clay Studio teachers will come to the school to teach the kids how to make art with clay. The children will learn skills, channel their creativity, and get to take home the art they make after it's fired in the kiln! Claymobile, the Community Outreach arm of The Clay Studio, has been visiting the Kindergarteners at Bache Martin for several years. The program brings a full experience of ceramics arts to each child with experienced teachers and assistant teachers, high quality lessons plans, and most of all a fun learning environment! Learn more about the Claymobile program here. A video about Claymobile's great programs is here.


The teachers report that it is an important part of the children's experience and allow them each to express their thoughts and feelings in a special way.  This year we want to make sure all Kindergartners in the school have access to the program.  This includes three classes of children.  To support a 6 week residency for each class we need to raise $3,600.  This is the subsidized cost to the school after the grants and fundraising done by The Clay Studio to support the Claymobile's visits to Bache Martin.  Please help us give each Kindergartner at Bache Martin this memorable and powerful experience.  If each child's family could donate $10 per class ($60 total) we could easily reach our goal in no time! Thank you!

If we do not meet our goal...

If we do not meet our goal, each class will have fewer visits from the Claymobile.  Each visit costs $200/class.  We will divide the funds so that each of the three classes has an equal number of visits.

Suggested Investments


3 Claymobile visits for one child

Your donation helps bring Claymobile to Bache Martin!
Invest $30


One Child's participation

It will cost approximately $60 ($10/visit) for each child to benefit from a full Claymobile residency
Invest $60


Half Visit

One half of the cost of a Claymobile Visit
Invest $100


One Visit

90 minute Claymobile visit for one class
Invest $200

Jennifer Zwilling

Kindergarten Mother, Bache Martin Elementary School

I am the mom of a Kindergartener at Bache Martin Elementary School in the Fairmount neighborhood of Philadelphia.

Bache Martin Elementary School View All Causes

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Bache-Martin is a K-8 school with 460 students. Bache-Martin is located in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia. Bache-Martin serves portions of the Fairmount, Francisville, and Spring Garden communities. Our school is 65% African American, 13.6% white, 8.2% Latino and 12.5% other. The vision of the Bache Martin School community is that every child will learn to his/her full potential. This will be an ongoing process with continuous feedback using the results of various and numerous assessment tools. Quality instructional practices will be utilized and appropriate adjustments made in instruction in order to provide the best education possible for every student in our school community. Ongoing professional development will take place to strengthen instruction in the standards where standardized test data reveals weaknesses in the students' knowledge. The mission of the Bache Martin School is to develop knowledgeable lifelong learners who are challenged to meet their individual potential and who can effectively communicate, express themselves creatively, use technology appropriately, solve problems using higher order thinking skills, work cooperatively, understand and respect cultural diversity,adapt to change, and be responsible and productive in society.

Outside Grant and new Goal Amount

February 14, 2017

Dear Friends,

Thanks again, so very much for your donation to help bring Claymobile to all the kindergartners at Bache Martin Elementary School.

We are excited to let you know that an outside donation and an additional grant from The Clay Studio have been applied to our total.  The amount we need to raise via Pledgecents is now $1,800 and we are $251 away from achieving that amount!  We wanted to let you know so that you understood why our goal amount has changed.

If you are able to share the page on your social media networks, that would be a big help toward achieveing the total goal.

Many thanks and all best,
Bache Martin Parents, Teachers and Administrators





Chance to win a 3-D Printer!

January 12, 2017

I am excited to announce that our fundraising page was chosen to be one of the few entered into a raffle to win a 3D printer ($1,899 value)
from BeeVery Creative. They are giving away 3 printers!
How we can win a 3D Printer (valid from 1/10 - 1/31):
  1. You will earn 1 entry for your fundraising page since it is live.
  2. You will earn 3 (additional) entries for every $100 your page receives.

So make sure you donate so we can enter to with this exciting prize for the school!

Anne Donovan
Jerilyn Dressler x 2
Kathleen Klemm
Robert Weyman
Kanisha Hampton
Aaron Olson
Mark Nevins
Jennifer & Christopher Storb
Wendy Sedlak
Tatyana Smolen
Maria P Zwilling
Tara Desmond
Yana Balson
phoebe faden
Kelly Kutchinsky
Susan Kutchinsky
Nissa Eisenberg
Ashanti Martin
Anne Nevins
Noam Kugelmass
judy pote
TJ and Nicole Ginieczki
Barbara Mische
Helen & Gordon Keit
Kelly Cleary
Soma Banik Banerjee
Phoebe Sutherland Kaufman
Linda Blount

Jennifer & Christopher Storb January 24, 2017

We are so happy to support Claymobile at Bache Martine!
Remember, every $100 will earn you 3 raffle entries to have a chance to win 1 of 3 3D printers. Even if you meet your goal, you can still earn additional raffle entries towards winning 1 of 3 3D printers.

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